Archive - 2013
Etta Wilder of Broken Bow is the lucky winner of two tickets to the 15th Annual Custer County Bullriding Classic July 29, thanks to the Custer County Chief! Etta won her tickets by reading our website and being the first to call in on Monday morning. Thank you for reading custercountychief.com - and congratulations Etta!
The Broken Bow Spirit and Broken Bow senior baseball teams saw their seasons come to an end this past weekend. The Spirit 18U team went 3-2 in the state tournament while the Spirit 16U finished 1-2 in the state tournament. Broken Bow's senior baseball team saw its season come to an end with a 9-4 loss to Minden Saturday afternoon.
For full coverage, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.
For 15 years, fair goers have delighted to the thrills of the Custer County Classic Bull Riding. The event always follows the free pit barbeuce, and this year is slated for Monday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m.
Admission to the Bull Riding Classic is $16 for reserved seating, $12 for general seating, and $6 for kids 5-10 at the gate; tickets are all $1 less if bought in advance.
There will be $7,000+ in money and prizes awarded to the cowboys at the event.
This yearâ€™s Bull Riding Classic will feature PRCA & PBR bullfighter, Frank Newsom, and barrel man Lecile Harris.
CALLAWAY - - The old saying, â€śgood things come in small packagesâ€ť, certainly holds true with the Seven Valleys Museum in Callaway. Though not a large community, this little town boasts one of the nicest museums in the area - and thanks to the efforts of a lot of local volunteers, it is getting even nicer.
The Seven Valleys Historical Society began a major restoration project on the museum the first of this year. They are calling it â€śFacelift Project 2013.â€ť
Deep within the boundaries of the state of Nebraska and along three major highways and BNSF Railroad, lies an amazing group of EMTs and firemen. This well trained team has been paged out too many times to horrific scenes, and yet answers these pages with the utmost professionalism and calm presence of minds (even though their hearts are pounding in wonder of whatâ€™s ahead of them.)â€ť
These words were written by Cozad Fire and Rescue Chief Marlene Williams in reference to the Ansley Volunteer Rescue Service. Williams nominated the Ansley crew for a special award from the state, and they won.
COZAD -- After a dramatic 6-5 win over Cozad to make it to the District final, Cozad reminded everyone why they were the number one seed Tuesday night, beating Broken Bow 16-6 and 10-2 to capture the District Title and move on to the state tournament.
In the end, Cozad, the team to beat for the past few years in the junior league, was just too strong.
â€śThey had a fast outfield,â€ť Broken Bow Coach Kyle Stringham said. â€śThey take advantage of where we hit the ball. The first game, they jumped out 7-0 on us. That doesnâ€™t happen, itâ€™s a whole different ballgame.â€ť
The Custer County Foundation presented a grant award in the amount of $3,000 to the Sargent Women's Action Team (SWAT). The grant will go towards the purchase of a new liner for the Sargent swimming pool. The pool has a crack in the deep end and this liner will fix the problem and add years to the life the pool. Another benefit of the liner is it will illuminate the need and the expense of having to pain the pool every year.
Karl Davis, Custer County Foundation Board Member and past President, presented the check to SWAT members and pool staff on Thursday, July 11th.
The Broken Bow Board of Education will meet tonight, July 15, at 7 p.m. in the board room at the high school. Items on the agenda include approval of Superintendent Mark Sievering as district representative; annual approval of student, activity and teacher handbooks; and approval of the purchase of a 2013 Chevrolet pickup. A class grouping policy for establishing class size will also be discussed this evening, but is not listed on the agenda as an action item.
Summer is here, bringing with it dangerous excessive heat. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to stay safe as the temperatures soar.
â€śExcessive heat can be deadly; it has caused more deaths in recent years than all other weather events,â€ť said Tina Labellarte, Region CEO. â€śWe want everyone to stay safe during the hot weather and have some reminders for them to follow when the weather is hot and humid.â€ť
NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN, PETS IN THE CAR, the inside temperature of the car can quickly reach 120 degrees. Other heat safety steps include:
The Broken Bow junior baseball team is one step away from the state tournament.
Broken Bow jumped out to a 6-1 lead against Cozad Sunday night and survived a Cozad comeback attempt to preserve a 6-5 victory.
Tommy McCormick pitched all seven innings in this game as he struck out six while walking seven and gave up three earned runs on seven hits.
Cozad was able to get runners on first and third with two outs in the top of the 7th before McCormick forced a ground ball out of Mitchell Fisher to Taylor Shea at first base to end the game.